Phil Lesh and Friends Live at Gathering of the Vibes on 2012-07-20
01 Jam >
02 Till the Morning Comes
03 Gone Wanderin'
04 Bird Song
05 Up on Cripple Creek
06 Pride of Cucamonga
07 Tell me Mama, Tell me Right
08 Tennessee Jed
09 Cumberland Blues
Disc 2 - Set II
02 St Stephen >
03 The Other One >
04 The Wheel >
05 Uncle John’s Band
06 This Wheel’s on Fire
07 So Many Roads
Disc 3 Set II cont
01 Scarlet Begonias >
02 Fire on the Mountain
03 I Know You Rider
04 crowd/donor Rap
05 Shakedown Street
Phil Lesh - Bass
Larry Campbell - Guitar, Fiddle
Jackie Greene - Guitar, Harmonica, Keys
Brian Lesh - Mandolin
Grahame Lesh - Guitar
Joe Russo - Drums
Teresa Williams - vocals
Subject: Ad Hoc
Subject: To Dylan M
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Remember the story of Lot's wife-- she turned to stone because she looked behind her. Don't let that happen to you.
Subject: awesome show
Subject: So Many Roads
THanks for sharing!
Subject: Oh what a time
Subject: Nice Show
Subject: Are we Talking about the Grateful Dead? Or Phil and friends..?
The one thing I have to agree with is Jackie. His voice is incredible and actually made me shed a tear during So Many Roads, but he needs to do a little more research with his voice if he's going to try and cover dead songs.
Overall? I'm usually a die-hard Bobby girl. But Phil killed it for me this show. Thanks friends! <3
Subject: So much potential, mixed results
Do we really need Phil's kids touring with him? Isn't it enough that they play at Terrapin Crossroads? Not that Graham Lesh isn't decent at guitar, but Phil needs to wake up and smell the patchouli; your sons don't make the cut.
And when did Jackie Greene get grandfathered into every P&F project since he started playing with him? He's a strong solo artist and I can see why people like him but honestly his style isn't like the Dead's. Maybe Phil doesn't care about that anymore (isn't it obvious?) but at a Gathering of Dead Heads festival, bring together something special, not just the Lesh Family featuring Jackie Greene and his hipster leather vest.
Jackie and Larry best guitar duo Phils ever had? Sorry to so strongly disagree. Many of the folks previous to me that posted seem to be old school, having seen many shows. All due respect, Phil has had SUBSTANTIALLY better lineups than this. And no, nothing can compare to the Q.
Highlights of the lineup were Larry Campbell and Teresa Williams. Larry is such a fantastic guitar (and fiddle, and mandolin and......) player, I wish Phil had him around as much as Jackie. Also Joe Russo kept things in check with his solid rhythmic abilities.
No piano and crowded guitar work. Do we really need three electric guitar and Brian Lesh plucking lightly on a mandolin? You could have just had Larry Campbell cary all the guitar work at that point.
Sorry to bitch, I just know that Phil kept this lineup hush-hush for a reason; he didn't want heads picking apart the fact that he's taking his sons on tour instead of having the real Dead Family sit in.
On a positive note, I took photos from the pit of the show. Check out Grateful Web's Facebook page , Friday coverage, for tons of P&F, Bobby trio, Billy K., Greyboy Allstars pictures. Thanks for the Vibes!
Ros Jon Mon: When you say "JG is very happy that Phil brought somebody like Jackie into the family"... are you talking about Garcia? I guess you speak on behalf of somebody who has been Dead for 17 years. Strange comment.
You stated my exact problem with Jackie Greene: he is a "STAR", instead of being an interpreter of the Dead and Phil's collective musical world, he plays his own style, which to me is not what I like to hear out of a Phil show, having seen so many great other ones. Having him guest occasionally is one thing, but when Phil has him in EVERY P&F lineup that has toured since 2008, it gets old. Sorry to burst your Jackie Greene bubble. Evidently a lot of people like him.
And to Green Cow:
I am listening to the music... It's not as good.
That was the whole point of my review. Ive been seeing Phil for a long time and this lineup was balsy but poorly executed. Everyone is entitled to an opinion, even a dissatisfied one. If Brian and Graham weren't Phil's sons, their musical abilities would not make the cut. Dweezil Zappa was playing with Frank in his teens because he DID make the cut musically, not because daddy let him play in his band, but because he was truly masterful enough to be worthy of playing with Frank. Phil's boys I do not feel the same about.
Subject: Phil is one proud Poppa
I have not seen Phil so into it for a long time.
He was beaming.
The music was happening.
The second set was incredible.
I mean compared to Saturday night in Coney Island?
This band was on fire and loud.
The band was onstage for 15 minutes shifting around before they started the show. Larry had his mandolin on then shifted back to the guitar and it was very appropiate for him and Teresa to bust it open with a excellent Till the Morning Comes.
Gone Wanderin' was played alittle fast with the tempo but it was nice to hear this one again.
Birsong was nice and heard twice this day as the 7 Walkers played a great version too.
Cripple Creek was the first Levon tip of the hat and was excellent and Grahamn nailed it big time.
Phil was fuckin' beaming.
I have to say that this band without keyboards makes you wonder why but with Brian's mandolin in the mix it filled out that part very nicely.
The dude was right there the entire night.
Pride of Cucamonga was searing as Larry picked up where he left off in '08. The man was on a mission.
Tennessee Jed was another tune Larry and Teresa did with Levon and it was perfect.
Then the bust out of the set...Cumberland Blues. The band was just on a mission and they wailed on it.
Once again Larry and Jacki were just fired up.
Phil was romping it away big time.
The Lesh boys more than held their own
Phil and Friends is back folks and in a big way.
Set two was even better. The Lesh boys more than held their own and really it was quite special to see them with their dad on this large stage.
This St. Stephen just smoked the one they did a week earlier as it was cranking and full of energy and the band just raged on it.
Phil was in full command and very loud in the mix.
They jammed out of it into a obvious Other One and again this version smoked the one played the orevious Saturday. Phil was just a monster plus it was nice to hear him sing it too.
This went into a joyful Wheel that was driving.
With the younger Vibe audience many of these peeps don't help drive the music along as much as they should, yes this includes singing lol
So that may expalin why the audience sounded thin at times, becuase there were.
The rain most of the day may have played a factor too. There was a slight IKYR tease coming out of this as well.
I did see many young dudes that surely became Phil converst during this set.
They knew what they were hearing.
Uncle John's was great, it started alittle shakey but the other noteworthy point of this band and the Lesh son's is the harmonies. I mean they were amazing plus having Teresa back too?
She looked amazing.
Nice to honor Rick Danko as well and this was one of the highlights of the night. Larry and Teresa may be the most musically powerful couple in rock/ roots/country and the Lesh boys did their dad proud on this one too.
So Many Road was beautiful and Jacki's strong and sweet vocals nailed this one big time and Larry's HUGE solo was killer.
Well done friends!
A short and sweet, and very high energy, Scarlet> Fire was excellent.
Jacki numerous times in the set would defer to Grahamn to solo and his did in this one as well.
It was fun to see and then Phil?
OMG! With the HD cameras you could see his love for what was transpiring on stage.
They teased IKYR earlier out of the Wheel and what a perfect way for this loving incarnation of Phil and Friends to end the set with.
They just soared and once again those sweet harmonies were perfect.
Grahame took the first solo and Phil just turned and watch him play every note.
The song just soared from there.
A very worthy second set folks.
Joe Russo was amazing too, he was playing with much more force and drive and he more than stepped up to playing in this new band.
Then to do the Shakedown encore was a nice bookend from the Coney Island weekend.
I think Phil was telling us something.
Phil and Friends is fuckin' back baby.
After the band bowed and bid us goodnight Phil approached each of his son and gave them a special hug.
He was one happy poppa.
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Subject: thank god for phil
Subject: Got to be kidding me???
Subject: Phil still delivers 2012
Subject: "My favorite festival" ~ Phil Lesh
Subject: Most amazing show ever
Subject: One of the Best
Subject: Proud and Inspired!
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